The cost of courage in Aztec society : essays on Mesoamerican society and culture /

How can men be brought to look steadily on the face of battle? Tenochtitlán, the great city of the Aztecs, was the creation of war, and war was its dynamic. In the title work of this compelling collection of essays, Inga Clendinnen reconstructs the sequence of experiences through which young Aztec w...

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Main Author: Clendinnen, Inga (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
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Table of Contents:
  • The cost of courage in Aztec Society
  • 'Fierce and unnatural cruelty': Cortés and the conquest of Mexico
  • Disciplining the Indians: Franciscan ideology and missionary violence in sixteenth-century Yucatán
  • Ways to the sacred: reconstructing 'religion' in sixteenth century Mexico
  • Landscape and world view: the survival of Yucatec Maya culture under Spanish conquest
  • Breaking the mirror: from the Aztec spring festival to organ transplantation
  • Reading Mr. Robinson.